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Neil Magny took to social media to clear the air as to why he was pulled from his scheduled co-main occasion bout with Vicente Luque at UFC Rochester.
A failed out-of-competition drug check is the explanation for welterweight Neil Magny’s elimination from his bout with Vicente Luque. His withdrawal was first reported by MMAJunkie on Monday.
On Tuesday, Magny went to social media to clarify the explanation for his sudden elimination from his scheduled co-main occasion bout simply 5 days earlier than the cardboard.
Magny apologized to Luque first earlier than explaining what he was flagged for. He examined constructive for Di-Hydroxy-LGD-4033 and was notified by USADA on Saturday, Might 11, two days earlier than his elimination from UFC Rochester.
The welterweight plans to dispute the constructive check.
“I’m totally cooperating with USADA to find out how this substance was discovered within the pattern I supplied them on Might 5, 2019,” Magny stated within the put up. “I’ve at all times been an advocate for the strict drug testing within the UFC, even to the extent of choosing my collected samples for use for analysis functions by USADA.”
That is the primary time in his six-year stint with the UFC that Magny has failed a drug check.
Magny is 3-2 in his final 5 fights and was trying to bounce again from a knockout loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio suffered within the UFC Buenos Aires headlining bout. He’s at the moment ranked No. 13 within the official UFC rankings.
Luque will stay on the cardboard, which is headlined by a welterweight combat between Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee. He’s now anticipated to face UFC newcomer Derrick Krantz, in response to an Instagram put up made by Krantz’s combat crew.
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